How to use Adobe Fresco

Adobe Fresco is a digital painting and drawing app for iPad and iPhone. It offers a wide range of features, including a variety of brushes, layers, and tools. Fresco is a great app for both beginners and experienced artists.

Getting started

To start using Adobe Fresco, you will need to first download and install the app from the App Store. Once you have installed the app, you can create a new canvas or open an existing one.


One of the best things about Adobe Fresco is the wide variety of brushes it offers. There are brushes for all types of painting and drawing, including:

  • Pixel brushes
  • Live brushes
  • Vector brushes
  • Mixer brushes
  • Ribbon brushes

You can also adjust the pressure curve on your stylus to get the perfect brush feel.


Adobe Fresco uses a layer-based workflow, which means that you can create multiple layers of artwork and edit them individually. This is a great way to keep your artwork organized and to make changes without affecting other parts of your artwork.


Adobe Fresco offers a variety of tools for editing your artwork, including:

  • Erasers
  • Lasso tools
  • Selection tools
  • Transform tools
  • Liquify tool
  • Smudge tool


Adobe Fresco offers a wide range of colors to choose from, including:

  • Pre-loaded color palettes
  • Themes
  • Custom colors

You can also use the eyedropper tool to select a color from your artwork.

Drawing aids

Adobe Fresco offers a variety of drawing aids to help you create straight lines, circles, and other shapes. These tools include:

  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Grid


Adobe Fresco offers a number of features for creating artwork with motion, including:

  • Frame animation
  • Motion blur

Importing and exporting

You can import and export your artwork in a variety of formats, including:

  • PSD
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • SVG

Tips and tricks

Here are a few tips and tricks for using Adobe Fresco:

  • Use the brush library to find the perfect brush for your artwork.
  • Experiment with different pressure curves to find the one that works best for you.
  • Use layers to keep your artwork organized.
  • Use the drawing aids to create perfect lines and shapes.
  • Experiment with the motion features to create animated artwork.


Adobe Fresco is a powerful and versatile app that can be used to create a wide variety of artwork. It is a great app for both beginners and experienced artists.